News and music to start your week!

Huge congratulations to Hildur Guðnadóttir, pictured above, the first woman to ever win an Oscar for a dramatic score.  Now learn more about her, and listen in to more works!  Pitchfork offers a great place to start!

The Seattle Opera appointed what is believed to be the country’s first opera scholar in residence. Naomi André is acting as an adviser to help the Seattle Opera be more inclusive.  Learn more about her role, and what it may indicate for the future of opera in America, at the Seattle Times.

In honor of Black History Month, Joseph Horowitz discusses “Black Symphonies” at The Unanswered Question – include works by William Dawson, William Grant Still, and Florence Price.

NPR has a follow up on Tania Leon’s premiere with the New York Philharmonic – and a sneak peek into one of the rehearsals as the ensemble prepared for the premiere.

And also in follow up to last week, NPR spoke with Eimear Noone, the first woman to conduct the orchestra at the Oscars.  Listen in to the conversation here.

Thanks to our Featured Guest Blogger Ian Sewall, who writes about his experiences of trying to make available a critical edition of Ruth Crawford Seeger’s Andante for Strings — and to be recognized for his role in correcting the flawed edition that the publisher was circulating.

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